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Two Tough Roles

Feb. 23, 2004
Feb. 23, 2004

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Feb. 23, 2004

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Two Tough Roles

On Feb. 25 the controversial new movie The Passion of the Christ
comes to theaters, featuring Jim Caviezel in the role of Jesus.
In April, Caviezel will portray another iconic figure, Bobby
Jones, in Stroke of Genius, an account of Jones's life. Says
Caviezel, "After Jesus Christ, I couldn't think of a finer person
to portray than Bobby Jones." In that spirit we took a look at
some of the differences and similarities Caviezel might have
encountered in the two roles.

This is an article from the Feb. 23, 2004 issue Original Layout

JESUS

ACTING CHALLENGE
Projecting holiness

BUILT-IN HANDICAP
Not divine

HELPING HAND
Devout Catholic

LOCATIONS
Various spots in Italy

BEST LINE
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

SCRIPT CONSULTANTS
The Holy Ghost, according to Mel Gibson

LINGUISTIC DIFFICULTIES
All dialogue in Latin and Aramaic (with subtitles)

COSTUME DIFFICULTIES
Scratchy hemp muumuu

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION
The writings of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich

COMPARATIVE WORKS
Last Temptation of Christ, Greatest Story Ever Told

STORY REFERENCE
The Bible

INJURIES
Splinters

INSIDER REVIEW
"I was moved to tears."
--Billy Graham

BOBBY JONES

ACTING CHALLENGE
Swinging like Jones

BUILT-IN HANDICAP
Not righthanded

HELPING HAND
Great athlete (played college basketball)

LOCATIONS
East Lake, St. Andrews, Chateau Elan

BEST LINE
"The toughest opponent ... Old Man Par."

SCRIPT CONSULTANTS
The Jones Family

LINGUISTIC DIFFICULTIES
Deep Geogah accent

COSTUME DIFFICULTIES
Sweaters in Atlanta heat

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION
Jim Hardy, Tom Ness

COMPARATIVE WORKS
Bagger Vance, Tin Cup

STORY REFERENCE
Down the Fairway

INJURIES
Blisters

INSIDER REVIEW
"I think it's wonderful."
--Bob Jones IV

COLOR PHOTO: ICON/PHOTOFEST (CAVIEZEL AS JESUS)COLOR PHOTO: GUY D'ALEMA (CAVIEZEL AS JONES)COLOR MAP: GETTY IMAGES (ITALY)B/W PHOTO: BETTMANN-CORBIS (JONES)COLOR PHOTO: ROSS KINNAIRD/GETTY (ST. ANDREWS)COLOR PHOTO: VOLKER MOEHRKE/CORBIS (BIBLE)COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOFEST (TIN CUP)COLOR PHOTO: PETER A. HARRIS/AP PHOTO (BILLY GRAHAM)